Viewers rip into the ABC's New Year's Eve coverage for its 'woke political activism', 'snoozefest' performances and 'horrible lip synching': 'Is this a Rock Eisteddfod?' SuperNayr

The ABC’s annual New Year’s Eve coverage has infuriated viewers, who slammed the broadcaster for ruining what is supposed to be a joyful celebration with angry political statements and ‘amateur’ performances from musicians. 

Hosted by Charlie Pickering, Zan Rowe and Concetta Caristo, the show featured a variety of acts including Angie McMahon, Mark Seymour and Grent Perez. 

But it was Brisbane indie electro pop band Confidence Man who inspired the wrath of several watching at home. 

‘It’s like a year six talent quest performance,’ wrote one viewer on X, formerly known as Twitter. 

‘What is this s***e…’ wrote another, while someone else added, ‘Why are these dopes even bothering, if they are straight out lip synching horribly.’

The ABC's annual New Year's Eve coverage left scores of viewers underwhelmed. Hosted by Charlie Pickering, Zan Rowe and Concetta Caristo, the show featured a variety of acts including Angie McMahon, Mark Seymour and Grent Perez. The hosts are pictured

The ABC’s annual New Year’s Eve coverage left scores of viewers underwhelmed. Hosted by Charlie Pickering, Zan Rowe and Concetta Caristo, the show featured a variety of acts including Angie McMahon, Mark Seymour and Grent Perez. The hosts are pictured 

‘This techno, synth, prancing, fake, lip syncing, narcissistic, vacuous crap is fkn dreadful!!! Throw them in the harbour! added another. 

‘Is this a Rock Eisteddfod secondary school national comp?’ chimed in another viewer with one more saying, ‘Is that Sacha Baron Cohen punking us?’

Earlier in the broadcast, Melbourne singer Angie McMahon took to the stage to sing an inspired version of Sinead O’Connor’s Nothing Compares To you, alongside an original track called Pasta.

However, it was her weighing in on the Israel Palestine conflict which bothered some viewers. 

It was Brisbane indie electro pop band Confidence Man who inspired the wrath of several watching at home. Pictured

It was Brisbane indie electro pop band Confidence Man who inspired the wrath of several watching at home. Pictured

Their performance polarised many viewers, with many likening it to a primary school talent show

 Their performance polarised many viewers, with many likening it to a primary school talent show

'Is this a Rock Eisteddfod secondary school national comp?' asked one viewer

‘Is this a Rock Eisteddfod secondary school national comp?’ asked one viewer 

'It's like a year six talent quest performance,' wrote one viewer on X

 ‘It’s like a year six talent quest performance,’ wrote one viewer on X

‘Get Angie McMahon the wannabe activist OFF!!!’ wrote one viewer, before adding, ‘What a disgrace’.

‘Whatever happened to a fun night out for all without a painful political statement? It’s hard to believe this ‘unbiased’ station still exists when it’s tax payer funded and costs billions each year,’ wrote another.

‘What a disgrace!! Political activism everywhere,’ commented a third.

‘Worst NYE broadcast ever, turned that crap off. ABC what a joke and whoever organized the whole NYE fireworks it is the worst I’ve ever witnessed. Turned it off immediately once I realised it was just another woke s***show,’ wrote one more.

Other viewers struggled to stay awake with what was on offer

Other viewers struggled to stay awake with what was on offer

Others were supportive of the political message, with one person saying, ‘Gosh. I guess the ABC will lose the rights to NYE fireworks coverage as an artist said the P word and by that I mean Palestine.

‘Everyone talks about free speech but it appears the actual snowflakes are those who can’t even tolerate a word being uttered **cough**’. 

While others were bored with the acts and some complained there were too many ballads for such a celebratory event.

‘Is ABC trying to put us to sleep?!? I’ve heard better music at a funeral!’ wrote one person.

‘At the rate we are going, I think everyone is going to fall sleep and miss the fireworks this year,’ said another.

Melbourne singer Angie McMahon (pictured) took to the stage to sing an inspired version of Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares To You

Melbourne singer Angie McMahon (pictured) took to the stage to sing an inspired version of Sinead O’Connor’s Nothing Compares To You

However, it was her weighing in on the Israel Palestine conflict which bothered some viewers

However, it was her weighing in on the Israel Palestine conflict which bothered some viewers

‘Will anyone be singing some upbeat, feel good, party tunes tonight??? What’s with the ballads??’ added a third.

However, not all comments were negative.

Mark Seymour’s rousing rendition of Once in a Lifetime by Talking Heads was met with a chorus of praise.

‘Oh this is inspired Mark Seymour!!! wrote one viewer.

He was met with more adulation when the former Hunters & Collectors frontman sung their most endearing hit, Throw Your Arms Around Me.

Mark Seymour's rousing rendition of Once in a Lifetime by Talking Heads was met with a chorus of praise. Pictured

Mark Seymour’s rousing rendition of Once in a Lifetime by Talking Heads was met with a chorus of praise. Pictured 

Elsewhere, viewers took a liking to Grent Perez's spirited performance

Elsewhere, viewers took a liking to Grent Perez’s spirited performance

'Grant Perez, what a talent! Legend,' wrote one viewer

‘Grant Perez, what a talent! Legend,’ wrote one viewer

‘Mark Seymour is simply a national treasure!’ wrote another.

Elsewhere, viewers took a liking to Grent Perez’s spirited performance.

‘What a wonderful surprise it was to watch Grent Perez. Never heard of him before tonight, but he’s got some talent!’ wrote one pleased viewers.

‘Grant Perez, what a talent! Legend,’ wrote another.

'Is ABC trying to put us to sleep?!? I've heard better music at a funeral!' wrote one person

 ‘Is ABC trying to put us to sleep?!? I’ve heard better music at a funeral!’ wrote one person

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